Posts Tagged "social justice"

Don’t Scratch Where It Does Not Itch

Prior to shadowing at Child Welfare I had never heard the phrase “don’t scratch where it doesn’t not itch”. I heard this phrase made in passing by a co worker of the social worker I was shadowing. She was discussing a case that would soon be closing. The requirement made ...

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Torn

This trip was completely different from what I would or could have expected it to be. It is no secret that group dynamics were a struggle until a couple days before we left so I find it pretty exciting and slightly surprising that I miss our group so much. Coming ...

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Teamwork

It’s difficult to put sweat, joy, and teamwork into words. The time spent in the Groot Wilderness is beyond description. Our group was comprised of all different, ages, races, nationalities, sexual orientations and genders. Instead of pretending like we were all the same most of us acknowledged the differences and ...

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Politics at Home and Abroad

This course has already been so eye opening and it’s only beginning. It’s interesting and disturbing how similar the political climate is between here and home. Zuma the President in South Africa has been compared to Donald Trump multiple times by South Africans and Americans alike. It’s interesting how the election ...

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La Pobreza

You don’t work hard enough. You don’t have enough education. You can’t manage your money. You made poor choices. You don’t have the right skills. You’d rather buy a cell phone than a bag of rice or beans. You had too many kids. You’d rather get a government handout than work for your money.   The language may change ...

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Buscando la verdad

Durante mi tiempo aquí en Costa Rica he recibido una historia muy positiva del país. La mayoría de las personas que presentan las charlas, los profesores de las clases, y mi familia tica han pintado un cuadro muy bonito para mi y mis compañeros. Por ejemplo, oí que sí hay ...

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June 1, 2015; And just like that it begins again……..

In a week from today a group of GSSW students from the University of Denver will be heading to Bosnia as a culmination of an academic course that they have been taking this spring quarter.  We will be visiting sites that are important to the rich history and culture of ...

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